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Poll: Whats your favorite Alco?
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BC_and_A_railway

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« on: Dec 31st, 2004, 5:21pm »
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Which alco locomotive do you like the best is it a certain one or type??
Mine is the RS3!
Mine in a favorite paint MD&DE 1203



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« Reply #1 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 9:16pm »
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RS1, Milwaukee Road, if you need to pin me down to a specific RR.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 9:26pm »
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It's gotta be the Alco S6 for me. Here is the NDC S6 101 built in February 1956. Although the RS3 is my second favorite

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 6th, 2005, 1:00am »
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RSD-15 od course!!! THE original snoot!!!!!! With stylish notches & could smoke like a steamer , gotta luv 'em!

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 6th, 2005, 9:58pm »
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I like C424's the most.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 10th, 2005, 9:03pm »
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I like the S-series switchers but the PA and DL-109 would be my favorites.

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 10th, 2005, 9:11pm »
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choices everyone I have always liked PA's too.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 11th, 2005, 9:39am »
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The C630 and older RS units.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 12th, 2005, 1:34am »
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I can't pick just one so i'll say all of the models are my favourite, the alcos got way more style then any GE and EMD. Cheers  

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 25th, 2005, 2:50pm »
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C630 in RDG paint. Can't be beat!
 
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 12:07pm »
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In New South Wales Australia the double-ended box-cab 80 class Goodwin ALCo with a 2000Hp 251-CE donk is my favourite.
 
 


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« Reply #11 on: Feb 27th, 2005, 8:47pm »
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It has to be the RS3 with the PAs & FAs close behind. The RS3s were the first locos that I fanned as a kid, both in Erie and E-L schemes. This photo was taken at the station down the street from my house in Hawthorne, NJ back in happier railroading days on the Mainline.  

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« Reply #12 on: Mar 24th, 2005, 5:47pm »
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The PA and FA are way out in front, but not far behind is the RS-1 .

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« Reply #13 on: Mar 26th, 2005, 10:13pm »
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I'd probally have to go with the D&H C-628's. They looked great in the "lighthning scheme" and were very powerful.

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 5th, 2005, 2:11pm »
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Any of their Century series-C420, C424, C425, C430, C628, C630, C636, and their MLW counterparts.

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« Reply #15 on: Apr 5th, 2005, 10:56pm »
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S2 without a doubt!  However I'm extremely fond off all Alco's, big or small!  

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 7th, 2005, 8:49pm »
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For me, S-1s and S-2s because they've been workhorses in upstate NY for my entire life.  I also like the Centuries because they just look (and sound) powerful.  PAs and FAs have great lines, too.  Oh heck, there's no such thing as a bad Alco!

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« Reply #17 on: Apr 10th, 2005, 2:56pm »
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Any thing with a turbo charged 539!

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« Reply #18 on: Apr 29th, 2005, 9:05am »
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Long Island FA's.  Even though they did not have prime movers, they still looked great.  NH PA's painted in McGinnis were great looking machines as well.

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« Reply #19 on: Apr 29th, 2005, 10:00am »
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Definitely the PA.  When a diesel is named as an honorary steam locomotive based on its design, you know it has some style.  Of course they looked good in almost anything, but the Bluebirds were probably my favorite.  (photo courtesy rr-fallenflags.org)
 


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